Karma, a 5 minute free write.

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My father loved a good fiddle, as much for the entertainment as for what profit he could get out of it, and he and his girlfriend were always involved in some caper or other. Nothing too heavy you understand but ofttimes on the wrong side of the law.

On one occasion she got a store credit card by post from the city’s poshest department store, bought a load of electronics, jewellery and stuff from the store and then denied that she’d ever received the card.

I’m going back more than 30 years here to more innocent times when, in her apartment block, the tenants’ mail was left on a table in the foyer for each to take his own, and to a time when credit card fraud was a hell of a lot less common.

Anyway, herself and my father while waiting for the lift to bring their ill-gotten gains from the car up to their flat, turned their backs for just a second, only for the lift doors to open, the occupant of the lift to grab a load of the packages and then disappear back up in the lift, thus thieving from the thieves. Imagine trying to report that to the police!

The two of them were later questioned by the Gardai fraud squad at the Puzzle Palace, as the Garda headquarters in Dublin is known, but brazened it out and got off with the con scot free. You couldn’t make it up.

Posted in response to @mariannewest's freewrite challenge which you can see here

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Is this your real story of your father? Or fiction story?

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Yes indeed, it's a true story and thanks for the prompt delivery.

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Love the story. Full of the divilment 😂😂

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Cheers, thanks. Life with me dad was never boring. He was always up to some divilment or other and though I've tried hard not to follow in his footsteps, I guess I'm the same meself!

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Jaysus I didn’t know they were allowing phones and laptops in the joy! 😂😂😂

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Hahah, brilliant, but you'd actually be surprised what you can get in here;)

No way! What a great story. Like you said, you can't make this stuff up. : )

Great story and all true. What a pair they were.

hahaha! howdy this fine Friday @deirdyweirdy! wow what goes around comes around and yes what a delightful payment for their deed but they still got off free. Thanks to the Puzzle Palace? lol. great name for a police station. Really evokes an image of great competence! another fine piece of artwork too, bytheway!

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Thanks sweetie. I think you're probably the only one who truly recognises the extent of my artistic talent;)

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haha! I might be the only one but you can feel better knowing the same thing was true of Picasso until after he died. Sometimes people just can't recognize great art. but yes the extent of your artist talent is truly remarkable!

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Well Mr. J, aren't ye quite the silver-tongued divil to be sure!

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haha! I am just being honest and calling it like I see it deirdyweirdy! we can't help it if the world is full of morons who don't know quality when they see it! lol. I've only been called a devil one other time in my life so that is a good thing probably! lol.

Wow is this real? Karma sure has a way of evening things out.

While I don't necessarily believe in 'Karma' as a set rule, I do believe God will judge us for right and wrong

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Yes, a true story. I'm not a great believer in either god or karma but sometimes, just sometimes, people get what they deserve!

Reminds me of a similar time when a friend of mine did that 'credit card' thing, and had his whole living room floor covered in packages...He was rather proud of himself.